"God Moves in a Mysterious Way"
                         by William Cowper, 1731-1800
                                  Text From:
                              THE LUTHERAN HYMNAL
                 (St. Louis: Concordia Publishing House, 1941)

	1. God moves in a mysterious way
	His wonders to perform;
	He plants His footsteps in the sea
	And rides upon the storm.
	2. Deep in unfathomable mines
	Of never-failing skill
	He treasures up His bright designs
	And works His sovereign will.
	3. Ye fearful saints, fresh courage take;
	The clouds ye so much dread
	Are big with mercy and shall break
	In blessings on your head.
	4. Judge not the Lord by feeble sense.
	But trust Him for His grace;
	Behind a frowning providence
	He hides a smiling face.
	5. His purposes will ripen fast,
	Unfolding every hour;
	The bud may have a bitter taste,
	But sweet will be the flower.
	6. Blind unbelief is sure to err
	And scan His work in vain;
	God is His own Interpreter,
	And He will make it plain.

Notes: Hymn #514 from _The Lutheran Hymnal_ Text: John 13:7 Author: William Cowper, 1774 Tune: "Dundee" 1st Published in: _Scottish Psalter," 1615
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